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gluteus maximus

[′glüd·ē·əs ′mak·sə·məs]
(anatomy)
The largest and most superficial muscle of the buttocks.
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(2001) Influence of joint position on electromyographic and torque generation during maximal voluntary isometric contractions of the hamstrings and gluteus maximus muscles. Journal of Orthopedics Sports and Physical Therapy 31(12), 730-740.
The main action of gluteus maximus muscle is to extend the hip joint between flexed and standing positions and to assist its lateral rotation during climbing stairs; also it steadies thigh and assists in rising from sitting position.
The gluteus maximus muscle may act as a primary factor governing third trochanter expression.
[sup][5] described the use of the SGAP flap, based on the perforator arising from the SGA that penetrates the gluteus maximus muscle, to reconstruct a large midline sacral defect.
Group A's taping was applied bilaterally over the gluteus maximus muscle, as illustrated in Figs 2 and 3.
It was only suspected after the PET-CT study, which revealed intense focal uptake in the gluteus maximus muscle. Although focal FDG uptake in the deeper subcutaneous tissue of the gluteal region is not uncommonly observed as a result of injection site inflammation, the intense nature of the uptake and its deep location in the muscle was suspicious enough to warrant further evaluation.
The minimally-invasive group procedure was performed through a 6 to 8 cm posterior incision, starting at the posterior edge of the trochanter, approximately 2 cm from the top and extending proximally in the orientation of the gluteus maximus muscle. A Hohmann retractor was then placed under the tendons of the gluteus medius and quadratus along the neck of the femur, isolating the piriformis and gemelli and protecting the sciatic nerve, while eliminating the need for a self-retaining retractor.
Reconstruction of rectal sphincter by transposition of gluteus maximus muscle for fecal incontinence.
There were limited studies on the gluteus maximus muscle specific to the topic of rehabilitation and no randomized controlled trials were reported.
The superficial branch enters the deep surface of gluteus maximus muscle. Its numerous branches supply the muscle and anastomose with the inferior gluteal artery branches while others perforate the tendinous medial attachment of the muscle to supply the skin over the sacrum where they anastomose with the posterior branches of the lateral sacral arteries.
There was also moderate symmetric edema of the tensor fascia lata and gluteus maximus muscles. Given the symmetric muscle involvement and positive antinuclear antibody markers, rhabdomyolysis was deemed to be related to an inflammatory myopathy associated with Sjogren's syndrome.